Sheehy says he'll run for governor

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July 14, 2011 - 7:00pm

Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy said Friday he'll run for governor - in 2014.

You may think it's a little early for candidates to be talking about the 2012 election. But Sheehy has stepped it up a notch, saying he'll run for governor three years from now.

Sheehy made his comments in an interview this morning (Friday) with Scottsbluff radio station KNEB.

"I've truly enjoyed the opportunity and the experience of being lieutenant governor and serving in the executive branch for the state of Nebraska," Sheehy said. "And as people have asked me, they've said am I going to run for governor? I tell people 'Yes, I will be.' And actually here probably in the next couple of weeks I'll be filing my paperwork."

Sheehy was appointed by Gov. Dave Heineman in 2005 after Heineman moved up to succeed former Gov. Mike Johanns. The pair won election in 2006, and reelection in 2010. Sheehy says he probably won't make an official announcement until 2013.

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